Policing

Woman with closely trimmed hair surrounded by law enforcement officers (© Mark Schiefelbein/AP Images)

Authoritarian regimes’ unclear laws make anyone a suspect

The U.S. Constitution requires laws to be specific to prevent arbitrary enforcement. See how some other governments use vague laws to target their citizens.
Police officers kneeling in front of police headquarters (© Eric Gay/AP Images)

U.S. officials answer calls for police reform

Local governments in the U.S. are passing police reforms after the death of George Floyd. See how departments are responding to the public outcry.
People walking in a crowd (© Jake May/The Flint Journal/AP Images)

Police leaders march in solidarity with peaceful protesters

Police in the United States have joined marches for reform after a man's death in police custody. See how law enforcement is supporting peaceful protests.
Illustration of a police officer standing under the scales of justice (State Dept./D. Thompson)

How police are held accountable in the U.S.

When a U.S. police officer is involved in a deadly incident, departments - often with civilian oversight - investigate to decide next steps.
Photos on "Wanted for Rwandan Genocide" poster with two of same man crossed out (© Simon Wohlfahrt/AFP/Getty Images)

Indicted Rwandan arrested for alleged role in genocide

One of the men accused of orchestrating the genocide in Rwanda, Félicien Kabuga, has been captured and will now face justice.
Illustration showing judge's gavel lying on laptop with drawing promoting a vaccine on its screen (State Dept./D. Thompson)

U.S. cracks down on COVID-19 scams

The U.S. Department of Justice shut down a website pushing a bogus COVID-19 vaccine. Learn how the agency is protecting Americans from other scams.
Michael R. Pompeo at lectern (State Dept./Ronny Przysucha)

U.S. to provide $258 million in aid for northern Central America

After a successful strengthening of relationships with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, the U.S. will increase financial aid for those countries.
Metal wall covered with razor wire, and residential area in background (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

U.S. border agency touts immigration enforcement

The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the Trump administration's southwest border policy is working to stem illegal immigration.
Vehicle traveling along wall topped with wire (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

Illegal U.S. border crossings decline for 8th consecutive month

As construction of the U.S. southern border wall continues, border apprehensions have declined since May 2019. Learn more about border security here.